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F1 boss Max Mosley ‘found with fatal gunshot wound after learning he had terminal cancer’

The Independent
The Independent
 2022-03-29

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Formula 1 boss Max Mosley was found with a fatal gunshot wound to his head after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, an inquest heard today.

The former president of the motorsport's governing body FIA for 16 years between 1993 and 2009 died at home in Chelsea, west London, last May, aged 81.

The inquest heard that he was told he had just "weeks" to live, and that chronic bladder and bowel pain would only lessen with palliative care but could not be cured.

A neighbour and his housekeeper called 999 after they discovered a note on his bedroom door, stating “do not enter, call the police”, the remote inquest attended by witnesses and family heard.

A suicide note found on his bedside table was barely legible, due to the large amounts of blood, but the few words officers could make out were 'I had no choice', Westminster Coroner's Court heard.

A suicide note found on his bedside table was barely legible, due to the large amounts of blood, but the few words officers could make out were “I had no choice”, Westminster Coroner's Court heard.

Senior Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox said: “On May 24, 2021, police were called to the address of Mr Mosely, attended, and found him lying on his bed with a gun in the vicinity.

“He suffered significant injuries consistent with gunshot wound.”

Henry Alexander, who lived near Mr Mosley, said he had accessed the house through the housekeeper's basement flat after 8am following concerning text messages the night before.

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Joyce Hyatt
03-29

It is sad; I have Cancer, which at.last check was gone; anyway it will have to take me out kicking and screaming!

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Gloria Fischer
03-31

I support personal choice in this matter. Your life. I support your right to decide how you want to go out, under those circumstances.

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Cathy
03-29

He didn't want to suffer, cancer is a painful death.

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